Saskatoon native Jordan Cook introduced himself as Reignwolf in 2012 and knocked his adopted home town of Seattle on its ass with his blistering live shows. He’s often called a blues prodigy and I’ve certainly described him as a sort of rock and roll messianic figure, but all hype aside, just watch this video from two years ago, when he was still performing as a one-man army.

Flash-forward to the end of 2014 — He’s got himself a backing band and can now focus all of his frenzied energy on guitar madness and handsomely abrasive vocals. He’s toured with Black Sabbath, played a stint with The Pixies, traveled the world to gig at international festivals like The Netherlands’s Metropolis Festival and Belgium’s Rock Werchter 2014, and played every major festival in the US, all with only three singles in his arsenal.

Cook’s story is virtually unheard of in the modern music industry. He’s filling stadiums and headlining tours without a full-length album or even an EP to his name. On this backwards journey to recognition, he’s evolved from Seattle’s best kept secret into a force to be reckoned with, a true rock legend in the making. For those who have yet to see him in his live element, he proves himself worthy of all the critical laudation with his latest sonic bomb, “Lonely Sunday.”

Reignwolf is rolling through San Francisco next Friday, December 26, to join the city’s own Down and Outlaws at The Independent, and we have a pair of tickets to give to one lucky winner. This is going to be a night of pure rock and roll, people! And it’ll probably be your last chance to see him before he drops an album and graduates to The Fillmore and The Fox. Do no sleep.

To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Reignwolf at The Independent, email with “Reignwolf” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Reignwolf, Down and Outlaws
The Independent
December 26, 2014
9pm, $15 (21+)